Volume 16 Issue 2 2020


Umair Baig
Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari.

Dr. Muhammad Arsalan Hashmi
Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology.

Syed Babar Ali
Barrett Hodgson University, Karachi.

Dr. Saba Zehara
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology.

Abstract The study demonstrates the trajectory to apply constructivist grounded theory in exploratory sequential mixed methods during doctorate research. It incorporated the author’s systematic review of literature for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods to develop meta-inference. Moreover, it highlighted the significance of the implication required by the constructivist grounded theory in an exploratory sequential approach in mixed methods. The findings revealed more accurate insight as compared to other approaches. Furthermore, it concisely covers a comprehensive research problem. In the first stage, this study offers consecutively in-depth understandings of the application of constructivist grounded theory. Primarily, qualitative data should be collected through interviews for developing theory. The second stage dealt with an accumulation of quantitative data through a designed questionnaire to test the newly developed theory empirically in an exploratory sequential mixed method. Finally, the significance of meta-inference was drawn through doctorate research outcomes. The mixed-method is the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative methods. The significance of constructivist grounded theory, quantitative research, and meta-inference in the exploratory sequential mixed methods are worthwhile to those who are working on a doctorate research work. Moreover, it would assist scholars to develop comprehensive knowledge that can be beneficial to academia and practitioners.
Keywords Mixed Methods, Meta inference, Sequential exploratory approach, Ph.D. Thesis methodology, Constructivist Grounded Theory.
Year 2020
Volume 16
Issue 2
Type Research paper, manuscript, article
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification E02, E44, E71, E41, E45, F62, J11
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.46745/ilma.jbs.2020.16.02.04
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2414-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Type of Review Double Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link http://ibtjbs.ilmauniversity.edu.pk/journal/jbs/16.2/4.pdf
Page 47-65
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